Selma Police were surprised to find a young infant inside an SUV involved in a chase with officers. It started at 12:20am Sunday on Highway 301 in the Selma city limits.
An officer was sitting in the parking lot of Selma Elementary School monitoring traffic when a Chevy Equinox passed by without any headlights or taillights. The officer turned on his blue lights in an attempt to stop the SUV. The suspect slowed down to speeds between 25-30 MPH in a 45 MPH zone but failed to pull over while traveling northbound on Highway 301 near Selma Middle School.
Police said that on seven different occasions, items were thrown out the passenger side window during the low speed pursuit. The SUV eventually turned onto Jerry Road and after about one mile came to a stop.
Police said they found a male driver, and a female in the back seat sitting next to a small infant.
Michael Dean Giggey, 30, of E. Pine Street, Pine Level and Faith Nichole Parker, 33, of Frank Kilpatrick Road, Grifton, NC were detained. During a search of the SUV, police found a syringe filled with an unknown liquid, marijuana, Clonazepam pills, plastic sandwich bags containing crystal-like substances, digital scales, used glass smoking pipes, several syringes, drug paraphernalia and $1,391 in cash.
Smithfield Police officers were requested to search between the 2000 and 2200 blocks of Highway 301 North in Selma for the objects tossed from the SUV. Police recovered 3 bags of suspected marijuana, 5 bags of suspected methamphetamines, a bag containing Clonazepam tablets, a used syringe, and a glass smoking pipe similar to the ones found inside the vehicle.
Giggey was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver methamphetamines, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, child abuse, and driving on a revoked license. Bail was set at $250,000.
Parker was charged possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver methamphetamines, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver marijuana, child abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and obstruction of justice. Her bond was placed at $200,000.
The Department of Social Services was contacted about the infant. DSS workers placed the baby, whose age was not released, into the custody of a family member. No injuries were reported during the slow-speed chase.